In the Kuban prevented the sale of meat of infected swine fever

Employees Kuban police prevented the removal and sale of meat of pigs infected with African swine fever, said Wednesday the governor of Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachev.

"Not only is that the flash on a large breeding farm, so I was told that very hitromudrye dealers tried to take out there and sell contaminated meat. Thanks, police stopped the time," — wrote the head of the region in his microblog on Twitter.

Wednesday will be a meeting of regional security council, the main theme of which will be an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Timashevsk district of Krasnodar region.

Authorities imposed Tuesday in Timashevsk area a state of emergency following the outbreak of African swine fever. In the area of emergency has scored more than 4.5 thousand pigs, said earlier Tkachev. The same fate awaits the more than 30 thousand animals.

Agriculture Minister instructed the agriculture Krasnodar region, where recent outbreak of African swine fever, until January 13 to submit long-term programs to prevent the spread of ASF and the elimination in the Region with the co-financing from the federal budget.

Earlier southern regional emergencies center reported that agroplemzavode "Industrial" near the city Timashevsk killed 98 pigs, causing what became African swine.

African swine fever (disease Montgomery) was first recorded in 1903 in South Africa. Under natural conditions, are susceptible to domestic and wild pigs. Infection occurs through contact with sick animals healthy. The disease poses no threat to human health, but extremely dangerous for the animal, since no cure and vaccine. Stop the spread of the virus can only be rigid quarantine.

From 2007 to present, ASF registered in 21 subjects of the Russian Federation, has since identified more than 200 disadvantaged areas. In 2011, the virus in pigs registered in the Stavropol and Krasnodar regions, Volgograd, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Leningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Tver and Kursk regions, Kalmykia. ASF outbreaks in wild boar were recorded in the Rostov and Tver regions, in Adygea, Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

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